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Dozens respond to EMA weather spotter class

Seventeen people responded to the Liberty County Emergency Management Agency's offer for a basic weather spotter class, and another 21 people attended the advanced class Nov. 5 at the agency's headquarters in downtown Hinesville.

November 10, 2011 | Randy C. Murray | Public Safety

Forestry ranger predicts active year for fires

During its November meeting, the Long County Commission received a report from Georgia Forestry Commission Long/Liberty County Chief Ranger David Duke, who predicted that 2011 will end up being the second-worst year on record for acres burned. In Long County, 115 fires cropped up and more than 7,000 acres were destroyed.

November 09, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety

HPD blotter

Nov. 1: Police charged one man with possession of marijuana and another with driving under the influence after stopping a vehicle at Brantley Drive and West Oglethorpe Highway for an inoperative brake light. During the stop, a K-9 officer registered a positive hit on the vehicle, and a rear passenger was arrested after attempting to swallow marijuana. The driver failed field sobriety tests conducted on the scene and was arrested for DUI.

November 08, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety

Sheriff welcomes new bonding agency

Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes officially welcomed a new bonding agency to Liberty County. Sikes congratulated owner Ernie Walthour and commended him for going through the certification process. Sikes said Walthour's company offers the public options that once were limited.

November 08, 2011 | Patty Leon | Public Safety

HPD blotter

Oct. 28: A resident of Demere Street reported his car's stereo amplifiers stolen. The amps were valued at $1,750.

November 05, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety

Hitchhiker accidentally killed on road

A hitchhiker was killed Wednesday morning in Riceboro as he was sleeping on a dirt road near Montague Street, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

November 04, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety

Hinesville Police Department blotter

Oct. 27: A resident of Handy Street told police she paid a house-moving company $4,000 to relocate a home for her but the work was never done and she could not locate the subject whom she signed a contract with. Police found that previous complaints had been filed against the same company and were unable to make contact with the company's operators.

November 03, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety

Bus wreck sends eight to hospital

A wreck involving a Liberty County school bus and several vehicles occurred Tuesday morning before 8 a.m. on Highway 84 in Midway. Eight students were taken to the hospital via emergency medical services for evaluation, according to Liberty County School System Superintendent Dr. Judy Scherer. Other students may have been taken by parents to the hospital to be checked out.

November 02, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety

Hinesville Police Department reports

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October 31, 2011 | Staff Report | Public Safety

Meth sweep nets eight in two counties

A total of eight people are in custody following a Thursday morning drug bust in Bryan and Chatham counties that broke up a meth operation.

October 31, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety

State cuts clog criminal justice system

ATLANTA - Prosecutors are forced to ignore misdemeanor violations to pursue more serious crimes. Judges are delaying trials to cope with layoffs and strained staffing levels. And in some cases, those charged with violent crimes, even murder, are set free because caseloads are too heavy to ensure they receive a speedy trial.

October 29, 2011 | By Greg Bluestein Associated Press writer | Public Safety

EMA offering classes to train weather spotters

The Liberty County Emergency Management Agency needs weather spotters to assist them and the National Weather Service. In response to this need, EMA Deputy Director Larry Logan said his agency is offering special classes to train members of the community to spot and report weather conditions as they happen in their area.

October 29, 2011 | Randy C. Murray | Public Safety

Hinesville Police Department blotter

Oct. 22: A resident of Ralph Quarterman Drive reported a burglary in which several rooms were disturbed and $30 worth of chicken was stolen from her freezer.

October 29, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety

Sheriff looks to make night safer

Calling it a proactive move to provide children with a safe evening of trick-or-treating, Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes announced Thursday that many registered sex offenders living in the county are required to attend a mandatory meeting from 5-8 p.m. Monday.

October 28, 2011 | Patty Leon | Public Safety

Man gets 25 years for wreck that killed teen

A Long County man who was charged with vehicular homicide in a 2009 wreck that killed a teenage boy was sentenced to 25 years Tuesday.

October 28, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety

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Liberty EMA briefing on Hurricane Matthew

October 05, 2016 | Staff Report | Public Safety

Decisions expected soon as hurricane approaches

The National Hurricane Center is still saying it is unclear what impact Hurricane Matthew will have on the East Coast of the United States.

October 05, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety

Governor declares state of emergency

Acting on a recommendation from the state's Emergency Operations Command in anticipation of Hurricane Matthew, Gov. Nathan Deal today issued a state of emergency ...

October 04, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety

Hurricane expected to sweep along East Coast

Forecasters are saying it is too early to say what impact Hurricane Matthew will have on Coastal Georgia. But, they say, it could be severe.

October 04, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety

Babies don't steal

From Hinesville Police Department reports:

October 03, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety

Bicyclist hit by truck

A bicyclist was sideswiped by a tractor trailer shortly after 6:30 a.m. Monday in the 600 block of West Oglethorpe Highway in front ...

October 03, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety

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